Comment 116676

By Stephen (anonymous) | Posted February 29, 2016 at 19:06:51 in reply to Comment 116673

I'm torn on this, because street parking has a lot of benefits (for instance, traffic calming). When there are charges, there's pressure on home owners to create parking pads (legally or otherwise) or widen driveways (again), which increases private parking spaces used only occasionally and decreases public ones which can be used all the time. Not to mention fewer street trees and green spaces.

In effect, though, in a lot of neighbourhoods the public is paying the cost to maintain an on-street storage spot for cars so that residents can use their garages to store other things...still, it's complicated, and on-street parking can be a positive thing.

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